Our expertise includes: Renewable energy for power generation (wind, energy storage, biomass, solar photovoltaic and hydropower). Water supply and treatment. Urban drainage. Energy cost optimization and portfolio planning. Resource recovery, including nutrient and energy recovery and water reuse. Footprinting (energy, water, materials, carbon, greenhouse gas, other emissions) and lifecycle analysis. Rate modeling, funding and economic analyses. Habitat health and diversity. LEED incentives. Our full service approach brings engineers, consultants, policy experts, construction managers and execution resources together to create a tailor-made solution. From independent engineering through owner’s engineer and into full EPC, Black & Veatch is a turnkey sustainability partner. Taking the “waste” out of wastewater Read more about sustainable water projects. Black & Veatch integrated a complex new asset into an existing major wastewater treatment plant at Davyhulme to maximize the use of biosolids for agricultural purposes and produce renewable energy. 0 Related Insights Energy as a Service: Power Without the ‘Plant’ When ride-hailing companies such as Uber and Lyft began disrupting the taxi business a decade ago, taxi operators scoffed and said consumers weren’t ready for such a radical approach to their entrenched business model. Finding the Right Power Generation Mix As ratepayers continue to seek more renewable energy integration, the electric industry is struggling to create the optimal mix of fuels that will economically meet sustainability goals. Boosted by a slew of factors – including decreasing costs, advancing technologies, new carbon-reduction policies, consumer pressure and regulatory support – renewables show no sign of slowing down. But their ability to provide reliable, consistent baseload power remains firmly in doubt because of the inherent intermittency of wind and solar photovoltaic. When Water is the Product, How Do We Afford Sustainability? Regardless of industry or product, the effective use of water carries huge weight for plant operators and other decision-makers who must pit emerging social calls for sustainability against the money on hand to make it happen. Global Renewables: From Utah to the United Nations, Renewables Power Up From C-suites and state capitals to international governments and the United Nations, leaders of the world’s most influential economies are codifying the role of renewables in an increasingly sustainable power generation mix. On the government side, leaders in China, Europe and elsewhere are on a growing list of American states in setting ambitious renewable portfolio standards (RPS) targets. Renewables Surge, Changing Policies Expected to Drive Investment in Transmission Surging growth in renewables and efforts to increase resilience will drive millions of dollars in new transmission investment over the next five years, according to Black & Veatch’s 2019 Strategic Directions: Electric Report survey. Survey results found that 37 percent of respondents see renewables as the top driver in new investment, followed by resilience and reliability (28 percent). Collaborate with our Utility Sustainability team. Complete a short form to request more information and a specialist will contact you.